It looks like California’s minimum wage will go up next year for the first time since 2008. Ben Adler reports from Sacramento on the deal announced today by Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders.
Under the deal, California’s $8-an-hour minimum wage would rise to $9 in July of next year, and then to $10 in January of 2016. That’s a faster pace than the original bill that’s been moving through the legislature this year. But it does not include automatic adjustments for inflation, as was previously proposed.